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Dalai Lama Quotes and Sayings About Kindness and Compassion

Updated on July 25, 2012

14th Dalai Lama a spiritual and political leader

This picture taken from the web under Google search-Dalai Lama images
This picture taken from the web under Google search-Dalai Lama images

The Dalai Lama

The 14thDalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, is an amazing human being. His name means “ocean of wisdom”. He travels around the world lecturing on peace and unity between countries, religions and people. He truly has inspirational words for all people. It is worth looking into this amazing man. There is much information about him on the web and in print, you won’t be disappointed, his story and wisdom is truly enlightening. You can check Youtube.com for videos of interviews, biography, and lectures. You can also find his verified account on Twitter (Dalai Lama @DalaiLama) https://twitter.com/#!/dalailama

Quotes from the Dalai Lama

  1. "Perhaps the most significant obstruction to inter-religious harmony is a lack of appreciation of the value of others' faith traditions."
  2. "My religion is simple. My religion is kindness."
  3. "Through kindness, affection, honesty, truth and justice toward all others we ensure our own benefit – this is a matter of common sense."
  4. "Compassion is the foundation of a good heart, the heart of one who acts out of a desire to help others."
  5. "By being inattentive to the needs of others, inevitably we end up harming them."
  6. "Through developing an attitude of responsibility toward others, we can begin to create the kinder, more compassionate world we all dream of."
  7. "In the modern world, the interests of a particular community can no longer be considered to lie within the confines of its own boundaries."
  8. "To the extent that suffering awakens our empathy and causes us to connect with others, it can serve as the basis of compassion and love."
  9. "Love and compassion are necessities not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive."
  10. "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."


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    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you for you comment and taking the time to read my article. I have a lot of respect for the Dalai Lama and his teachings.

    • dafreesan profile image

      dafreesan 

      6 years ago from India

      I enjoyed all quotes but I like quote no. 2 and quote no. 10 more than others :)

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      @Born2care2001 Thank you for your comments. His Holiness is an amazing leader and I admire him so much, I am thankful to be present at the same time as him also. We are very fortunate to have a man with such wisdom here today. His wisdom and influence has changed the life of so many.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      @Vinaya Ghimire Thank you for the comment and Thanks for Sharing. His Holiness is someone I admire deeply.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      His inner and outer voices resonate with the core of my being. I am so grateful I have had an opportunity to be present on the planet at the same time!!!

      Thank you Kimberly for bring this man to our attention...again!

      And thank you Vinaya for the recommendation!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Happy Birthday Dalia Lama!

      I admire His Holiness Dalai Lama. His quotes are very inspiring.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      @pedrn44 Yes I think he was. That was a true story about how he me the Dalai Lama and started a life long friendship.

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      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Was Brad Pitt in the movie? I seem to recall he was, although I did not see it. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for suggesting that.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      @pedrn44 I really love the Dalia Lama's philosophy. There are a lot of videos on You tube of him. Since you like the Dalai Lama you may want to read the book 7 Years in Tibet, it is great. There was a movie but I read the book.

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      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      I truly admire Dalai Lama and love the quotes you have chosen to share with us. The collage of photos is a great addition to your hub.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      6 years ago from California

      The Dalai Lama is very wise, I love to view his talks on YouTube. To give love And compassion IS the answer to happiness:) and like you said, to receive too. I also agree it is the challenge and purpose for us. Thank you for visiting.

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      Greenheart 

      6 years ago from Cambridge

      I love number 9. Love and compassion. To love without limits could be said to be the challenge of being human. And to receive unlimitedly too!.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      8 years ago from California

      Wow! I would love to hear him speak. I think he will be in California in Oct? Not sure. You are very fortunate to know such an amazing man. I would love to some day meet him.

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      images99 

      8 years ago

      I know Dalai Lama and I have seen and heard him many a times in Dharmshala, where he lives away from his country.

    • KimberlyLake profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Lake 

      8 years ago from California

      Thank you for your comment. Yes he is a wise and man. Religion or no religion, if we followed his teachings the world would be a happier place as a whole.

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      nextstopjupiter 

      8 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      It is only a small but significant choice of quotes, let's hope that more people listen to the Dalai Lama.

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